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Posted June 10, 2010


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Scenes from the 48th Annual
        Calhoun County Wood Festival








Despite a carburetor explosion on his first run, this contestant managed
to replace the carburetor and finished second with his next run.



Irvin Walker, 77, of Big Bend, who participated in the Mud Bog last Saturday, said, “Some people ask me why I do this at my age, and I tell them, ‘Why not?’.” Walker placed first in the Outlaw Deep Pit division.


The McCormicks - Dewayne, Jeremy and Julie

Plan B from Marietta

Lots of folks played lots of bingo to help the Lions Club buy eyeglasses for needy children.

Skills and prowess were shown and prizes were won.

The weather, at times, looked threatening, but rain and lightning was scarce.
It did get quite windy a time or two.

The Calhoun County Committee on Aging choir sang for the crowd.

Brenda and Glen McBride entertained the crowd with inspirational music...

and children from their church performed sign language along with the music.

Katlin Collins, Miss Wood Festival, took off her sash and crown to challenge Rukus the bull on Saturday evening. She fought hard to hang on--but Rukus won.

Folks came from near and far to see the sights, smell the smells and eat the delicious foods.

The Wood Festival Sweepstakes handed out prizes...

Three of them went to Stumptown resident Tim Bowe who was also trying
to establish a record of eating 20 strawberry shortcakes during the three day festival.

Large crowds were on Main and Market Streets each night to enjoy the music.

Members of Dangerfield are, left to right, Lyle Kerby, David Bush, Harry Beall, Rogers Bush and Rick Poling.

Jane Carpenter sang a Jefferson Airplane song with Damgerfield.

Miss Wood Festival, Katlin Collins

Mike Morningstar

Ricky Roberts (left) and Mike Morningstar entertained the crowd on Thursday night. Morningstar ends each set by getting people to dance while he plays “Chicken Pickin’” on his unique creation, an electric “Hickory Stick.”

Calhoun native son Harry Beall entertained the crowd with some 'HBO.' Harry Beall Originals.

Lester McCumbers (center), 88, of Nicut, played old-time fiddle music on Friday. Lester said that the music he plays is “Older than me, and that’s saying a lot.” Also shown are Tim McCumbers (left) and Kim Johnson.

Lester had them dancing in the streets too.

The band, No One You Know, warmed up on the dock behind the post office just before the rain.

Queen Flora Talent Winner Michelle Hall.

Miss Photogenic, Brooklyn Talley.

Woodchuck contestants included, left to right, Pleasant Hill Little Princess, Erica Heiney; Pleasant Hill Little Miss Woodchuck, Marissa Taylor; Pleasant Hill Mister Woodchuck, Austin Myers; Arnoldsburg Mister Woodchuck, Dillion Murphy; and Arnoldsburg Little Miss Woodchuck, Brooklynn Swisher.

Tiny Miss Wood Festival Kaitlyn McCartney

Rick and Duane Poling relax and enjoy the festivities before Rick takes the stage with Dangerfield.

Some mighty fine looking yard machines.

Mean looking ATV's, except, maybe, for that pink 'Hello Kitty' one in front.

Debbie King’s vehicle was a casualty of a thunderstorm that came through just before the tractor pull. A speaker pole blew over and smashed the rear door glass.

Hmmm... which one is going to win?

I can mow your yard in two minutes flat.

Katie Collins of Reno, Ohio, was one of the youngest competitors and a crowd favorite.

Katie gets another run.

Some of the crowd was ......

downright enthusiastic!

Parade Pictures

Parade marshal Helen Morris led the grand parade, surrounded by some of her grandchildren, including, left to right, Aren Morris, daughter of Joe and Sandy Morris; Emily Rhodes, daughter of Todd and Sarah Rhodes; and Rachel Morris, daughter of Bill and Kendi Morris.

Civil War re-enactors, North and South together, marched in the parade again this year.

Miss Photogenic, Katie Cox and Queen Flora XLVIII Amara Yoak

Cabot recycling always brings Battery Man to the parade. Tom Degen drives the truck.

Mary Umstead will be Calhoun County's representative as our Belle in this year's Folk Festival in Glenville.

Mini Miss Wood Festival Amelia Cain

Wee Miss Wood Festival Anika Piegols

Tiny Miss Wood Festival Kaitlyn McCartney

Baby Miss Wood Festival Khloe Lane

Little Miss Wood Festival Autumn Siers

Teeny Miss Wood Festival Abbigale Reed

Left, Miss Teen Wood Festival (13-15) Shayla Arnold; right, Junior Miss Wood Festival Jasmine Fluharty-Goff

Miss Teen Wood Festival (16-18) Heaven Cain

Miss Wood Festival Katlin Collins

Delegate David Walker came to ride in the parade.

Miss Teen Wood Festival 2nd Alternate Hannah Peck

Some of Calhoun's Girl Scouts were in the parade

Tiny Mister Wood Festival Dane Stephens

Toddler Mister Wood Festival Isaac Koon

Calhoun Middle/High School Marching Band

Miss Wood Festival Fairs and Festivals Maria Kisner

Calhoun Christmas Connection had a float in the parade

Baby Mister Wood Festival Hoyt Helmick

Toddler Miss Wood Festival, 1st Alternate, Brealle Arthur

Little Miss Woodchuck, Marissa Taylor

Pleasant Hill Mister Woodchuck, Austin Myers

Arnoldsburg Mister Woodchuck, Dillion Murphy

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